Has anybody noticed our pavements aging faster than they used to?
Refineries find new ways every day to extract new chemicals from petroleum such as polymers, anti-oxidants, ultraviolet & infrared inhibitors and powerful epoxies.
Economics 101 taught us that supply and demand drives cost, and the demand for these new super-refined components drives cost for asphalt cement up while we simultaneously witness lowered performance in the real world.
Ouch! That is double indemnity! That explains in a nutshell what is happening, but where do we go from here in the real world?
UN-REFINED... because nothing else performs like Gilsonite! What if we could turn the clock back a million years? We did sort of, our asphalt cement is made by Mother Nature. It has never been cracked in a refinery, and it still has all the good stuff in it. Gilsonite ore is mined then turned back into a liquid preservation treatment that is tough and durable, a super binder that acts like the asphalt cement binders from years ago.
When used to create GSB-88, it becomes a superior preservation alternative to sustain streets, roadways and highways, airports, and commercial pavements.